Prescribed burn at Hale Conservation Park

Date posted: 24 Apr. 2023

A prescribed burn is planned in the Hale Conservation Park in the Adelaide Mount Lofty Ranges on Tuesday 25 April, weather conditions permitting.

  • The prescribed burn will start at 12:30pm on Tuesday 25 April and is likely to be completed by 6:00pm.
  • The area to be burnt is 3.9 hectares of land near the car park adjacent to Warren Road, Williamstown.
  • The burn is to treat an overabundance of Acacia Paradoxa to create low fuel areas to reduce the likelihood of the whole park burning in a single bushfire event.
  • The park will remain open for the duration of the operation. There will be restricted access in the car park.
  • Warren Road may have some smoke impact at times but this should be minimal. Prescribed burn signs will be set up at either end of the burn.

NPWSSA conducts a statewide program of prescribed burns to reduce the spread and intensity of bushfires, protect communities and enhances biodiversity. Prescribed burning is just one tool used to reduce fuel loads across strategic areas of public and private land.

Prescribed burns will only be carried out when it is deemed safe to do so and may be cancelled at short notice.

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A list of planned prescribed burns is available on the DEW website.